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Apple Releases iOS 9.3.2, Update Bricks Some iPad Pro Units





Apple has recently released iOS 9.3.2 with numerous bug fixes and a number of minor stability, security and performance enhancements to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users worldwide.

According to the release notes, the latest update fixes the problem that caused various sound quality issues with Bluetooth accessories connected to the iPhone SE. Apart from that, iOS 9.3.2 addresses the issue with dictionary, VoiceOver and typing email addresses in the Mail and Messages apps while using certain keyboards.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016. 18:14

iOS 9 Adoption Rate Reaches 75% - Apple



According to the latest data shared by Apple, the iOS 9 adoption rate has recently reached 75%. What this means is that the number of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users has grown 5% since November. Things like iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sales, the introduction of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the release of iOS 9.2 contribute to the growth of the iOS 9 adoption greatly. The data on iOS 9 adoption is based on the App Store usage and is a reliable source of information.


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Wednesday, January 13th, 2016. 16:06

iOS 9 Adoption Rate Reaches 67% - App Store Data



According to the latest data shared by Apple, the adoption rate of iOS 9 has recently reached 67%. The data is based on the App Store usage and reflects the number of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners accessing the store to download applications and use Apple services. The adoption rate has grown only 1% since November 2nd, however, that’s not strange since Apple hasn’t released any firmware updates that usually boost the adoption speed.


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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015. 15:49

iOS 9 Adoption Rate Reaches 61% - Apple



Apple has just announced the current iOS 9 adoption rate. According to the data based on the App Store usage, the most-recent version of Apple’s operating system for iPhones and iPads is installed on 61% of active devices. That’s a very good result, especially if to keep in mind that iOS 9 was released to public last month. The actual adoption rate may be slightly different as not all iOS devices access the App Store on a regular basis.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015. 16:36

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2 Now Support Bluetooth 4.2



Apple has updated the specs for several devices, namely, the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2 to show that these gadgets now support Bluetooth 4.2. In case you don’t know, earlier the aforementioned Apple-branded portable devices could boast of the support of an earlier standard, Bluetooth 4.0.


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Saturday, October 10th, 2015. 22:56

Apple Releases watchOS 2.0 to Users Worldwide



Apple has finally released watchOS 2.0 to Apple Watch users worldwide. The update was expected to become available to public on September 16th, however, Apple found a major bug in the software that delayed the release.


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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015. 10:53

Apple Stops Signing iOS 8.3, Reporters Claim



Apple has just stopped signing iOS 8.3. This means that it is no longer possible to restore a device to this version of Apple’s mobile operating system. Moreover, it is now impossible to downgrade to iOS 8.3.


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Wednesday, July 8th, 2015. 14:41

iOS 8.4 Jailbreak Officially Released



TaiG has officially released a jailbreak of iOS 8.4 just hours after the firmware was released by Apple.

You can download the latest version of TaiG from here.

We'll be posting tutorials on how to jailbreak your device very shortly.




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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015. 1:53

Pangu Team Demonstrates iOS 8.3 Jailbreak



According to Tools4Hack the Pangu Team has demonstrated a iOS 8.3 jailbreak at the MOSEC security conference in Shanghai. The Japanese reporter is hopeful that we could see the team release a jailbreak once iOS 8.4 drops.


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Serious Vulnerability Affecting Older Macs Discovered in OS X



A new OS X vulnerability has been recently discovered by a security researcher Pedro Vilaca. This vulnerability affects Macs that are older than one year and lets the cyberthieves control the computer remotely even after it is restored to factory settings of formatted. The aforementioned exploit opens a massive hole in the security of Apple's OS X, which is currently called the most reliable and protected operating system on market.


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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015. 16:40

Apple Stops Signing iOS 8.2, Downgrade Is No Longer Possible



Apple has just stopped signing iOS 8.2, which means it is no longer possible to restore or downgrade your iPhone or iPad to this version of Apple’s mobile operating system. If you have iOS 8.3 installed on your device, you can simply ignore this post, however, if you want to continue using iOS 8.2, be careful and don’t upgrade to iOS 8.3 accidentally as it would be impossible to downgrade. This suggestion is especially important for the owners of older iPhones and iPads, which may encounter some performance issues on iOS 8.3.


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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015. 20:40

Apple Finally Stops Signing iOS 8.1.3 - Hackers



Following the release of the fourth beta of iOS 8.3 to developers and public testers, the guys from Cupertino stopped signing iOS 8.1.3. I must admit, this is a piece of bad news for all those people who use jailbroken iPhones and iPads as it is now impossible to downgrade to this version of Apple’s mobile operating system after unsuccessful jailbreak. The risk of turning your fully functional device into a brick has once again risen.


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Here's How to Jailbreak iOS 8.2 beta 2 (Step by Step)



As you probably know, Apple has recently stopped signing iOS 8.1.2. This means that it is now impossible to restore your iOS device to this firmware version in case something goes wrong during the jailbreak. However, Apple still signs iOS 8.2 beta 2, which means all those people who have a developer account can now jailbreak their iPhone or iPad using the PP jailbreak for Mac. Below you may take a look at the detailed instructions on how to do that.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, February 23rd, 2015. 13:53

Apple Finally Stops Signing iOS 8.1.2



I have got some bad news for all the users of jailbroken iPhone, iPad and compatible iPod touch models. The guys from Cupertino have recently stopped signing iOS 8.1.2. What this means is that it is now impossible to restore your device to this version of iOS without losing jailbreak. That is why I suggest that you should be very careful and make sure you do not update your smartphone, tablet or portable media player to the latest version of iOS.


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iOS 8.1.3 to Be Released Next Week and Include Minor Improvements



According to the latest reports from reliable sources, a minor iOS 8.1.3 update is currently in the works. It won’t contain noticeable stability improvements or design changes, however, it will fix some bugs and slightly enhance the overall performance of Apple’s mobile operating system. As to the public release, it may take place as soon as next week, since some retail employees have already begun testing the latest version of firmware.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, January 10th, 2015. 21:26